USA Patriot Act – 10 Years Old Today

The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot) Act (P.L. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272) was signed into law on October 26, 2001, by President George W. Bush.  It was enacted in response to the...

October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

To contribute to cybersecurity awareness efforts on campus, the Student Computing Help Desk provides tips to protect yourself and your identity online.  Check out the Help Desk display case outside Burns 204 or visit the GW Law Computing for Students: Virtual Help...

Exotic Animals Tragedy

We’ve been reading about the release and subsequent hunting and killing of exotic animals this week in Ohio (for a news story about the event, click here).  The events of the past week have raised many questions about the keeping of wild and exotic animals.  Who...

Finalists Announced for National Book Awards

Update — Shine, by Lauren Myracle, was removed from the list of nominees.  Chime, by Franny Billingsley, was added to the category.  Both books were listed in the Young Peoples Literature category.  For the announcement by the National Book Foundation, click...

Traditions – United States Supreme Court

Black Robes:  Since at least 1800, it has been traditional for Justices to wear black robes while in Court.  In 1995, the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, made the news when he added four gold stripes to the sleeves of his robe,...

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